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Magnesium deficiency and sleep

Sleep can be one of life’s greatest pleasures or one of its biggest frustrations. According to the American Sleep Association, most healthy adults need 7-9 hours of sleep nightly to function their best.

woman magnesium deficient exhausted laying on bed with eyes open in need of Omalani Dead Sea Magnesium topicals

In 2014, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) declared sleep deprivation to be a public health epidemic. I know that sounds pretty extreme until you consider the true impact of sleep deprivation. Chronic sleep loss takes a big toll on your body - both inside and out. We see the short-term signs of sleep deprivation manifested every morning in the mirror after a restless or sleepless night, noticing a range of side effects such as dull complexion, dry skin, or dark circles under our eyes.

In 2013, a university study was the first to definitively link poor sleep with increased signs of skin aging and slower recovery from a variety of environmental stressors, such as disruption of the skin barrier or ultraviolet (UV) radiation. And we don’t just see it; we feel it! Low energy, fatigue, stress, anxiety, and worrying are all common side effects associated with sleep deprivation.

Will I be able to sleep tonight? Will I have to resort to over-the-counter meds or prescription sleep medications?

While sleep medications may be helpful in dealing with insomnia and other sleep disorders in the short term, they are not generally recommended for long-term use. Sleep medications can be physically and psychologically addictive and come with some serious potential side effects and health risks.

woman magnesium deficient sleeping after enjoying Omalani Magnesium topicals

In fact, researchers found that people taking certain prescribed and over-the-counter sleep medications were almost five times more likely to die over the 2.5-year study compared with those who didn't take sleep medication. That’s a pretty substantial risk. It’s no wonder so many people are dumping their pills and turning to alternative therapies in their quest for a good night’s sleep. That's where people are finding out that magnesium deficiency and sleep go hand in hand.

Statistically speaking, 79% of people get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep. Women sleep longer – men average 5 hours and 45 minutes, rage 6 hours, and women have 9 minutes. 50% reported regularly using a mix of two or more sleep aids per night, such as prescription medications, over-the-counter sleeping pills, or herbal remedies/food supplements for sleep.

Anyone can and will have an occasional sleepless night, but on average, 30 percent of adults report having short-term bouts of insomnia. Most people will toss and turn for a night or two and get back on track after a few days. Others aren’t so lucky. Ten percent of adults suffer from chronic insomnia lasting months or even years. For those who suffer from chronic insomnia, the issue is threatening to their overall health and well-being. Your risk for insomnia is greater if:

· You’re a woman - any age

· You’re over the age of 60

· You have a mental or physical health condition

· You’re under a lot of stress daily

· You don’t have a regular schedule

clothed man magnesium deficient exhausted taking a cold plunge with Omalani  Dead Sea MagnesiumBladderwrack  Soak

The American Sleep Association estimates that 50-70 million US adults have some form of sleep disorder. The most common sleep disorder is insomnia, which is characterized by trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Insomnia symptoms may include:

· Difficulty falling asleep at night

· Waking frequently during the night

· Waking too early and can’t fall back asleep

· Feeling tired even after a night's sleep

· Daytime tiredness, drowsiness, or sleepiness

· Irritability, depression, or anxiety

· Difficulty focusing on tasks or memory loss

· Increased mistakes and risk of accidents

· Ongoing worries about sleep

woman magnesium deficient exhausted overworked at computer in need of Omalani Milk and Honey Magnesium Bathv Salts

What’s keeping us up at night? The unrelenting 24/7 pace and stressors of today’s world mean sleep is even more important to our general health and well-being than ever before.

Lack of sleep can impair judgment, coordination, and reaction times just as much as being intoxicated, raising the risk for accidents in the home, workplace, and on the road. The most common culprits: stress, concerns about work, school, health, money, or family can keep your mind racing and make it hard to fall asleep. Traumatic, high-stress life events such as the death or illness of a loved one, divorce, or job loss can also lead to insomnia. Coffee, tea, soda, and other caffeinated drinks are stimulants. Avoid drinking them in the late afternoon or evening. Nicotine is another stimulant that can interfere with sleep. Alcohol can help you fall asleep but prevents you from reaching the high-quality, deeper stages of sleep; it may keep you from waking up in the middle of the night. Disruptive travel or work schedules can affect your body’s circadian rhythms, which act as an internal clock for your sleep-wake cycle, metabolism, and body temperature. Computers, TVs, video games, smartphones and other electronic screens before bed can disrupt your sleep cycle. Naps, stimulating activities before bed, an uncomfortable sleep environment, and using your bed for work, eating, or watching TV are also indicative of poor sleep habits.

The long-term damage of sleep deprivation is of even more concern. Multiple studies and reports reveal that untreated sleep disorders can result in:

· Lower performance on the job or at school

· Slowed reaction time while driving and a higher risk of accidents

· Mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, or substance abuse

· Increased risk for developing diseases or health conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity

· Rapid aging and breakdown of collagen resulting in fine lines, uneven pigmentation, and reduced skin elasticity.

woman magnesium deficient feeling down and tired before using Omalani Magnesium Night Cream

We decided to take matters into our own hands and have developed magnesium products we love!

Omalani Magnesium Soakinfused with lavender, cedarwood and proprietary blend of EO 32 fl. oz. blue floral bottle for cold plunge and hot baths


Our Pure Bliss Magnesium Bath Soak and the Dead Sea Bladderwrack Soak provide an amazing bath experience. If you are a fan of a Cold Plunge, our soaks are simply wonderful when added to your plunge! 

Omalani Magnesium Milk and Honey  Salts 25 oz. for hot baths

If you prefer Bath Salts for your warm, relaxing me time, then we have those same soak options for your bath salts with some added flower accents to add an extra level of luxuriousness. Try our Magnesium Milk and Honey Bath Salts, and to add even more minerals to your tub, our Dead Sea Bladderwrack Bath Salts. Replenish your body for today and tomorrow.

Omalani Dead Sea Magnesium Oil Spray 2 fl. oz. blue spray bottle for daily replenishing and pain healing

Magnesium Oil Spray is perfect anytime. We actually just have it sitting on our counter and can enjoy a quick spritz on our lower neck top of chest area which also allows us to address our thyroid and adrenals.

Omalani Magnesium  Night Cream 1 fl. oz.

The perfect add-on is our Magnesium Night Cream, which you apply a small amount onto the bottom of your feet in the evening (it absorbs quickly, so it won’t hurt your sheets) and is used transdermally to help provide a deeper, better night sleep as well as helps with cramps and can help restless legs.

Our goal at Omalani is to offer you multiple ways to enjoy our all-natural products. When applied topically, they bypass the digestive tract and are quickly absorbed by the body. The benefits of our magnesium cream, salts, soak with essential oils, butter, and nourishing oil are a wonderful way to get a better night's sleep.

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